Amlactin (Topical)

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Amlactin Lotion

I have kertosis pilaris. My sister, who also has it, used Amlactin lotion with great results. I am currently breastfeeding my six month old daughter. Is it safe to use or should I wait until I am done breastfeeding? Thanks, Holly Malheim
by Holly Malheim in South Dakota, 07/27/2006

Amlactin (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Amlactin (Topical)

Amlactin (Topical) Medication Classification


Amlactin (Topical) Brandname

Lac-Hydrin, Amlactin, Amlactin Distribution Pack, Lac-Lotion, Geri-Hydrolac, Lac-Hydrin Five

Amlactin (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Ammonium Lactate (a-MOE-nee-um LAK-tate) Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis (zer-OH-sis) or itchthyosis (ik-thee-OH-sis).

When To Not Use Amlactin (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ammonium lactate.

How Should You Use Amlactin (Topical)

Cream, Lotion

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it near your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes, or where you have recently shaved. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. Shake the lotion well just before each use.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub it in gently.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Amlactin (Topical) Storage

Store Amlactin (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Amlactin (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Amlactin (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas.

Amlactin (Topical) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, stop using this medicine and call your doctor.

Amlactin (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Peeling, hives, or raised areas on treated skin
  • Severe skin itching, rash, or redness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Changes in skin color
  • Mild skin itching or dryness
  • Stinging or burning of treated skin areas

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amiie , uk - 04/11/2016

Amazing stuff for kp